Entropia Universe is massively multiplayer online game developed and published by Swedish company MindArk. This sci-fi MMORPG is one of the longest running, having been released in January 2003. The game has received multiple updates, including gameplay and graphical presentation. Built on the CryEngine 2 infrastructure, Entropia Universe is available for play on the Microsoft Windows platform. Entropia Universe is notable for having a robust micropayment business model, as well as being able to trade virtual property for real-world currency. In November 2010, a virtual club (Club Neverdie) was sold for the equivalent of $635, 000 U.S.).
How Many People Play Entropia Universe?
We estimate that 2,474 people play per day, with a total player base of 86,822.
- Subscribers: 86,822
- Daily Players: 2,474
- Genres: RPG, Massively Multiplayer
- Platforms: PC
- Released: 2003-01-30
The Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment.
Entropia Universe Description
Entropia Universe is a sci-fi MMORPG set in a fictional series of planets in outer space. The game began with only one planet called Calypso during its initial launch in 2003. Currently, there are 6 planets that can be explored in Entropia Universe: Calypso, Arkadia, Rocktropia, Next Island, Cyrene, and Toulan. Each planet has their own themes, such as the treasure-hunting experience in Arkadia or the MTV-like Rocktropia.
Players in Entropia Universe create their personal avatar. The avatar must have a first, middle, and last name. The Entropia Universe player must also provide some personal information. This is for MindArk's use in verifying the identity, due to the real-world money transactions that can be conducted in the game. This is also why a player can only have a single avatar created. Multiple avatars owned by one player can lead to banning.
Nearly all activities in Entropia Universe use up resources. Ammunition, fuel, extracting tasks, power for tools, raw materials to craft, and many others have a limited amount. Due to this, the economy in Entropia Universe is heavily player-driven, requiring players to produce the needed equipment and consumable resources to continue their goals. These can be bought and exchanged with PED (Project Entropia Dollars) the in-game currency. Items, resources, and manufactured goods can be directly traded or placed on sale in the Entropia Universe auction house.